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North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

Within 10 years the North American continent will source half of its electricity from clean energy, according to a new pact agreed to by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The three country’s leaders are expected to announce the new target tomorrow during the North American Leaders Summit. … Continue reading North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

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Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

Within the next 10 years the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will collectively obtain half of their electricity from zero-carbon sources of electricity, including wind power. That’s according to a joint pledge to be announced by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tomorrow during the North American Leaders’ Summit … Continue reading Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

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Wind energy is already an American industry

We tend to think of wind power as something the Europeans do, but the United States has a robust and growing sector that leads the world in land-based wind energy. More than 50,000 turbines stand along ridge lines, prairies and hilltops across the United States. Installed capacity recently surpassed 70 gigawatts — enough to power … Continue reading Wind energy is already an American industry

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North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

While the oil boom in North Dakota may be over, the recent wind boom could be here to stay. In the past decade, there have been more than 400 wind turbines placed on the western side of the state with an additional 550 proposed to be constructed by 2018. The North Dakota Public Service Commission … Continue reading North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

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Rhode Island chooses a renewable energy future

This week Rhode Island lawmakers chose to increase the share of renewable energy in their state’s electricity mix. They passed a bill that would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035, significantly high than the old target of 14.5 percent by 2019. Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to sign the … Continue reading Rhode Island chooses a renewable energy future

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Ask a wind tech: Krista Zappone

As part of their everyday job, wind technicians often risk their lives climbing turbines to maintain electrical and mechanical equipment. The wind industry owes much of its success to these talented men and women who keep turbines running and wind farms safely online. In this new series, we interview wind technicians to learn about what … Continue reading Ask a wind tech: Krista Zappone

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Wind power and solar energy work together to diversify American energy

There was big news in the renewable energy world this week, as Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors announced plans to buy Solar City. However, earlier Huffington Post coverage by reporters Alexander Kaurman and Damon Beres misunderstands Musk’s support for wind and reiterates two myths about it. As Musk noted, wind is “part of the equation.” He … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy work together to diversify American energy

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Wind power industry hails Rhode Island upping renewable energy target to 40 percent by 2035

Providence, R.I., June 22, 2016 — American wind power applauded the Rhode Island Legislature today for advancing the state’s renewable energy target from 14.5 percent by 2019 to 40 percent by 2035. The new law, once signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo, will ensure Rhode Island homeowners and businesses have greater access to renewable energy, including … Continue reading Wind power industry hails Rhode Island upping renewable energy target to 40 percent by 2035

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Wind energy champion Sen. Grassley calls out double-standard

As a result of wind power supporting 7,000 well-paying jobs and attracting nearly $12 billion in capital investment in his state, Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa knows firsthand about the success story wind energy has generated there. Sen. Grassley also knows how well the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) works. After all, … Continue reading Wind energy champion Sen. Grassley calls out double-standard

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Predictive analytics among top trends at WINDPOWER 2016

Seth Morris is a Senior Sales Executive at SparkCognition who focuses on helping his customers leverage the latest innovations in cognitive machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop revolutionary solutions in the areas of predictive prognostics, optimization, and cyber/physical security. SparkCognition is cognitive, data-driven analytic company focused on delivering reliability, safety and security to the industrial … Continue reading Predictive analytics among top trends at WINDPOWER 2016

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American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said … Continue reading American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

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Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

Most Americans strive to put in an honest day’s work so they can pay their bills and put food on the table for their families. American wind power is creating more opportunities for them to do so, while also working in a rewarding—and sustainable—career. It’s clear the wind industry is picking up. Wind turbine technician … Continue reading Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

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This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

It’s June 15, which means it’s once again time to celebrate Global Wind Day. And there’s a lot to be happy about this year. Here are the five things we’re most excited about as we reflect on the state of global wind energy. Wind power is on sale, now 66 percent cheaper than it was … Continue reading This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

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A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) works its way through the court system, researchers continue to look into what it could mean for consumers. The results of a new Harvard study show there’s nothing to fear: using a model that resembles the CPP, researchers found net benefits of $38 billion a year. Because wind power’s … Continue reading A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

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Clean energy attacker Robert Bryce flunks energy incentive math test

Special interest-funded Robert Bryce continues his mathematically-challenged attacks on clean energy. In his latest assault, he broke his own record for false claims by getting the math wrong by a factor of more than 750. Bryce miscalculates incentives for wind energy This week, Bryce produced a grossly inflated number for the amount of government incentives … Continue reading Clean energy attacker Robert Bryce flunks energy incentive math test

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Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. A bill before the Massachusetts legislature could further cut carbon emissions by building on reduction goals from previous successful procurements under the Green Communities Act. By tapping … Continue reading Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

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Wind energy helps protect wildlife by reducing carbon pollution

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that climate change poses the largest threat to many of the planet’s wildlife populations, and since wind power is the biggest, fastest, cheapest way to cut harmful carbon pollution, it remains one of the most effective ways to protect them. That includes bats. While there are many significant human-caused threats to bats, … Continue reading Wind energy helps protect wildlife by reducing carbon pollution

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New report highlights electric transmission benefits and savings

A recently released white paper shows how improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion on their electric bills every year and provide “insurance against risks associated with future uncertainties.” Key findings from the report—entitled “Well-Planned Electric Transmission Saves Customer Costs: Improved Transmission Planning Is Key to the Transition to … Continue reading New report highlights electric transmission benefits and savings

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Top five reasons to attend the Virginia State Forum

When North Carolina’s first utility-scale wind farm comes online later this year, there will be only nine states left without wind projects. Virginia could be the next one to join the bandwagon. Because wind’s costs have fallen 66 percent in the last six years, it’s now a viable option in places like Virginia and North … Continue reading Top five reasons to attend the Virginia State Forum

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U.S. renewable energy capacity to more than double by 2040

A federal report predicts the amount of renewable energy on the electricity grid will more than double by 2040 to close to 500 gigawatts of capacity.   That presumes the Obama administration’s clean power plan, which would reduce carbon emissions from the power sector by 30 percent, survives a legal challenge. But even without the … Continue reading U.S. renewable energy capacity to more than double by 2040

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